Cold Springs Apartment Fire Sends Two to Hospital and Damages Six Homes
The fire started around 5 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment complex 2661 Woodridge Court in Placerville , off of Cold Springs Road.
By the time fire crews arrived, two upstairs units were already fully engulfed in flames. All residents were out, but two people had to be taken to the hospital for burn injuries, officials say.
A total of six units were damaged – two by the fire and four others by water.
The six families displaced by the fire are being helped by the Red Cross...
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Breana B.: "I heard that two people have been injured it has burned two apartments so far."
Steffi A.: "Looks like everyone got out k. Which is good. The only one that didn't was a dog. I am across the street."
Koren B.: "The people got out but they did get burned. There are two burn victims."
Breana B.: Helicopter is on the way for the injuered people due to the ambulence being stuck from the fire crew. And as of two min ago when I walked away it was still in flames
Charles E. Dudley Jr.: Camino Dispatch moving Engine Companies for cover so more resources can be devoted to this incident.
Norma G.: It was where my cousin lives. They lost everything. It is the apartments all the way up the hill on Woodridge. I am so grateful they are ok though
Breana B.: It's like the second or third complex from the top on the right side of the street.
Steffi A.: Ya I am k. We woke up and got kids up and dressed in case of evac. But we r all safe. Just waiting for things to calm so we can get to work.
Victoria M. I live across the street. Everyone appears fine. Total structure lost. Its not pretty
David H. Fire is out, three hour cleanup has begun. After that people will be able to go to work
Victoria M. This same complex had an electrical fire last year.
Norma G. Yes they had a fire last year there as well. I heard there were some injured. And a dog died. And my nephews hamster.
Frances-Marie DuBrel: My dogs woke me up, thank God. The flames were as high as the trees. My daughter and son live up here in their own homes a few yards from me,and I ran to their complexes and woke them up. I'm still blocked in by emergency vehicles; but not complaining. Grateful for their presence. Yes a dog did lose it's life. I stood with a young boy about 12-13 and asked if he was doing OK, it was his home; he was waiting to see if his hamster was alive. Shock is ever present with the families and our community. This was his hope. Unfortunately I saw the fireman give him and his Mom the news and I saw the boy cry. As I give this status update I want to ask EDC residents to please keep this young man, his family and the other families in their prayers.
Advisory: The Placerville Police Department is investigating a residential fire at 2661 Woodridge Court.
This morning atemergency personnel were called to 2661 Woodridge Court in Placerville by a neighbor who was reporting an apartment fire. Placerville Police Officers arrived at the residence and found two adult males outside with burns. They were transported to UCDMC for treatment. There were two other occupants inside the residence who escaped without any injuries. At this time it is unknown what caused the fire. The Placerville Police Department investigators are working with County Fire investigators to determine the cause of the fire.